FERKING, Brig. Gertrude, 98, passed away Sept. 26, 2013. After more than 72 years of combined service as Officers of The Salvation Army with her husband Harold, they joined the ranks of honorable retirement in Tampa, on August 24, 1975. Brig. Ferking was born in Oswego, NY, on Aug. 20, 1915. Brig. Ferking is survived by three children, Donna Jean Ferking, Edward Harold, II, and Sharon Lynn Ferking; two grandsons, Edward Harold, III, Todd Patrick; and daughter-in-law, Ruth (Lawless) Ferking. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Oct. 2 at 10am with Major Howard Bratcher officiating. For those who wish, donations may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army, 1100 West Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33604. Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196
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Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery
5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Published in TBO.com on Sept. 28, 2013